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Commonplace books.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Books in which noteworthy literary passages, cogent quotations, poems, comments, recipes, prescriptions, and other miscellaneous document types are written.

Found in 231 Collections and/or Records:

Commonplace books.

Identifier: Acc.7160
Dates: circa 1820, 1892, 1909.

Commonplace books, note books and song collections, partly in Gaelic, of Frances Tolmie, Rev. Alexander McDonald Cornfute Tolmie and John Tolmie.

Identifier: Acc.14025
Content Description A collection of nine notebooks containing songs in English and Gaelic, newspaper cuttings especially on Highland and Gaelic subjects, poetry and notes on a variety of subjects. The collection was preserved by John Tolmie, oldest son of the Rev. John William Tolmie (1831-1886, minister of Bracadale and Contin). John Tolmie, who compiled four volumes in the collection, was a nephew of Frances Tolmie, collector of Gaelic songs. Two further volumes belonged to Frances Tolmie herself, and...
Dates: 1885-1915 and undated

Commonplace books of Alexander Fraser Tytler., ?1778-1812.

Identifier: Acc.11737/5-6
Scope and Contents

Includes notes and observations on contemporary Enlightenment figures.

Dates: ?1778-1812.

Commonplace books of Emma, Lady Hislop, consisting of verse and prose., 1813-1820, undated.

Identifier: MSS.19434-19439
Scope and Contents

Emma, Lady Hislop was the daughter of Hugh Elliot, Diplomatist.

Dates: 1813-1820, undated.

Commonplace books of Lady Caroline Lamb., 1810-1812.

Identifier: MSS.43365-43366
Scope and Contents

Two commonplace books of Lady Caroline Lamb. The first, the 'green book', contains poems, literary passages, sketches, watercolours, and translations from Greek, among other entries. The second, the 'blue book’, is addressed to Lord Byron, with whom Lamb had a disastrous affair in 1812. She compiled the 'blue book' as a commemoration of their affair and it contains letters to the poet, as well poems, prose passages and watercolours.

Dates: 1810-1812.

Commonplace books of Sara Austen., Mid 19th century.

Identifier: MSS.42016-42017
Scope and Contents

The two commonplace books were compiled by Sara Austen in the 19th century. The first contains reflections upon religious beliefs. The second consists of prose and verse.

Dates: Mid 19th century.

Composite volume consisting of several commonplace books of William Thoirs of Muiresk, born 1666, covering the years 1705-1724, but also containing earlier material.

Identifier: Adv.MS.35.4.14
Scope and Contents The commonplace books were bound together but not in chronological order. Some are made up from old legal style books (folios 161, 197, 248, 331, 479), one (circa 1697) belonging to a James Strachan (folio 199). The contents of the volumes are predominantly Episcopalian and Jacobite in sympathies, covering a range of theology, drama, poetry, polemic and ephemera. There is a copy of Dr Archibald Pitcairne`s Anti-Presbyterian play ‘The Assembly’ (folio 162) and also several pages of elaborate...
Dates: 1705, and before-1724.

Correspondence and papers of the Honourable Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot and his family.

Identifier: MSS.19420-19571
Scope and Contents Arthur Elliot was the second son of the 3rd Earl of Minto and his papers form a valuable supplement to the Minto collection. Included here are papers of Sir Thomas Frederick Elliot, Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, and Emma, Lady Hislop, the grandmother of Arthur Elliot. Particularly well represented is Elliot's mother, Nina, Countess of Minto, her papers being especially rich in her correspondence and literary manuscripts. As an active Member of Parliament over a period of...
Dates: 1828-1956, undated.

Correspondence and papers of the Scots poet William Soutar.

Identifier: MSS.8501-8770
Scope and Contents

William Soutar's output of work, most of it produced during the last thirteen bed-ridden years of his life, is quite remarkable. Apart from his regular and lively correspondence, and his poetry both in English and in Scots, he left a long sequence of diaries and journals, as well as a record of his dreams extending over more than twenty years.

Dates: 1898-1955.